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Cottage food, egg producers invited to class

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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 9:36 PM

A food-safety class for Colorado cottage food and egg producers will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2700 Main Ave.

The La Plata County Extension Office and Colorado Department of Health and Environment for Food Safety have partnered to hold the training.

The course will cover requirements for cottage food as a business. Topics include: food safety; safe-food handling; cross-contamination and cross-contact of food allergens; temperature control for safe food preparation, storage, transport and sales; ingredient labeling; disclaimer requirements; and business specifics and expectations for selling backyard eggs and food items produced in a home kitchen.

The cost is $30, and each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the class. Registration deadline is Feb. 12, and the class is limited to 30 people.

To register, call or email Wendy Rice at 382-6461 or wendy.rice@co.laplata.co.us.

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